I had heard of Aldi's from a relative, but there is not one nearby. The closest one is almost a two-hour drive, so last week when I knew I'd be driving nearby one of them, I planned to shop there. I had probably put 15 or 20 items in my cart and proceeded to check out. Imagine my shock when I was told they would not take a credit card or check! Duh. I hadn't seen a sign -- still don't know if there is one. I apologized to the cashier and left everything there. Bummer.